Is the office vibe feeling a tad off, lately? Don’t start pulling your hair out just yet, because ClassBento has a stack of corporate team activities in Sydney to make sure your team gets reinvigorated! Sometimes the workplace vibe can grow stale, and it’s no one’s fault! But just because something isn’t broken doesn’t mean it doesn’t need maintenance. Get the jump on staff motivation and keep them on their toes our quick list of Do’s and Don’t’s when it comes to your corporate team building events in Sydney, and motivate your staff!
Cooking classes have always made for an excellent choice when it comes to corporate team building in Sydney. Why’s that you ask? By golly, you’re inquisitive. They work a treat because of two important factors. The first factor is an essential part of any team building exercise: collaboration.
If you want your team to stay together, they have to play together, but that can be difficult without forcing them into a competitive sport-driven activity which - although fun - is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea. But you know what everyone does do? They eat. Everyone in your office will be at varying degrees of skill when it comes to the kitchen, but unlike a sports-driven activity, each individual skill level is less important due to the lack of explicit competition. Instead, your staff will work together to create a delicious meal, with the aid of a qualified chef to ensure you can all sink your teeth into our Sydney workshops, no matter how many times you’ve picked up a pan.
The other important reason cooking classes make for a wonderful corporate team activity in Sydney is that in the end, everyone gets to eat. Food brings people together, and with your staff breaking the bread they just made, you’ll have them bonding like Remy and Alfredo in Ratatouille. Many of ClassBento’s cooking classes also come with additional extras, so if you feel like making dumplings and cocktails, make sure you speak to the workshop instructor to see if they can offer any special packages for you and your team.
Although it has its benefits, getting your office to pile into a rented van to go through the drive-thru at your local McDonald’s is not a healthy way to motivate your staff. Not everyone wants to eat a burger in the back of a van, and this is a surefire way to zap them of any enthusiasm for your team ideas going forward. If you’re craving team burgers, our Burgers and Beers workshop is a better way to go.
Here at ClassBento, it would be a very fair statement to say that we love a good terrarium workshop- our office is full of them! Building a terrarium is a unique way to get back in touch with nature, and to work that green thumb your nanna was always insisting you need. Terrarium building is an ideal team building activity as it’s been shown to lower anxiety and stress both during and after the creation process.
If your team are riding out a particularly difficult time at work, throwing a terrarium workshop into the mix may be a good way to change up the vibe. If your office also needs a touch of new decor, the terrariums will be a welcoming dash of green to the office space. Plants in the workplace have found to purify the air of toxins, reduce noise (honestly) and contribute to dramatic decreases in-office stress and interpersonal tension. Our of all of our corporate team building activities in Sydney, terrarium building is one of the only classes on Bondi beach AND allows you to bring it back to the office with you.
If you’re thinking of getting the staff together to help you dig up the veggie patch in your backyard, think again. No one wants to spend their workday planting courgettes so you can take “Stir-Fry-days” with your family to the next level. If you’re insistent on the staff working with the garden, our Indoor Plants and Pinot class will suit everyone much better, trust us.
Remember that thing about not doing a sports-driven activity? Don’t. Our Sydney workshops are a considerably better option than sending the group out for a round of paintball or ten-pin bowling at the arcade. We’re just being honest, here. HOWEVER, small elements of competition can be highly beneficial to enhancing your team building experience.
If you’re looking at doing something very unique, ClassBento has a range of circus classes available for your next corporate team event in Sydney that make great outdoor team building activities. Not all of these are going to be suitable for every member of the team, so select thoughtfully. However, a great choice for corporate teams is our juggling workshops!
Learning to juggle is a fun, silly activity that is impossible to take too seriously. Yes, yes, yes, it aids in balance and concentration and fine motor skills that help ward off degenerative brain diseases but seriously, that doesn’t sell a team building activity to your staff. Instead, everyone will get a small taste of the circus life in a fun, inclusive environment that focuses on making everyone feel included regardless of their ball-juggling abilities.
This will also give your staff plenty of fodder for innuendos, and don’t deny them that luxury. Nothing will motivate your staff to juggle their office tasks like getting them to actually juggle. Plus, a touch of physical activity never hindered a team’s progress.
Here at ClassBento, we’ve gotten sick of saying this: Do. Not. Take. Your. Staff. To. The. Circus. With the exception of Cirque de Puree, most travelling circuses still use captive animals to perform tricks, stunts and all-round demeaning activities for the audience. Taking your staff to the circus is a great way to start a heated debate about animal rights that - and we cannot stress this enough - will never end. If you’ve really got your heart set on it, opt for our portable circus workshop. They’ll get your staff engaged and active, without having to whip an elephant.
There are so many unique methods for corporate team activities in Sydney, so it’s important the methodology you choose is effective. Motivating staff can be difficult, particularly if it’s been a hard few months. Consider the needs of the team and how an activity can benefit their relationship not just to each other, but also with themselves. Our Sydney workshops will have your team motivated to not just come to work, but to see the faces they work with.